Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergy

Rutin and Quercetin – Health Risks to People in Norway

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Publishing: 15.04.2024

Key message:

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) shall assess whether daily intake of the substances rutin and quercetin from flowers and buds of the Japanese pagoda tree may pose a risk to people in Norway.

The commissioner is the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

The Assignment

These substances are added to dietary supplements. VKM will assess the daily intake of:

- 5 mg and 25 mg of rutin per daily dose in dietary supplements intended for children aged 4 years and older.

- 18 mg of rutin per daily dose in dietary supplements for adults aged 18 and over.

- 28 mg and 500 mg of quercetin per daily dose in dietary supplements intended for adults aged 18 and over.

VKM will, among other things, identify harmful health effects and describe the doses at which they occur.

VKM will also characterize the health risks associated with exposure to these substances.

Project Group

The project group consists of:

- Inger-Lise Steffensen, leader of VKM Steering Committee (Scientific Leader for the work)

- Johanna Bodin, member of VKM Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms, Food and Feed

- Inger Aakre, member of VKM Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergens

- Knut Tomas Dalen, member of VKM Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergens

- Bente Mangschou, Project Manager, VKM Secretariat

This project is part of an ongoing assignment from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority regarding the risk assessment of "other substances".

The risk assessment shall be approved by the Panel on Nutrition, Dietetic Products, Novel Food and Allergens, and is scheduled to be published on April 15, 2024.

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